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Just curious poll ...

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:36 AM

How many football season have you been a serious fan and fully supported the Clemson Tigers?

Me - 35 years

I have to revise my answer... My first Clemson game was September 20, 1975. I was 9 years old. The game was in Tuscaloosa, AL. My family was living in Alabama at the time. My parents were Clemson fans. I was just a kid and didn't have an allegiance yet. I was awash in Alabama and Auburn fans. But, I started leaning towards Clemson in 1981 when we won the National Championship. I started becoming more of a Clemson fan when we moved back to South Carolina in 1984. I went full-tilt in 1987 when I enrolled at Clemson.


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Total or consecutive?

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:38 AM

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I knew I should have said cumulative.


Oct 31, 2021, 11:24 AM

SMH

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Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It's almost never for them.


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Oct 31, 2021, 10:38 AM

I have been a serious Clemson Tigers fan for 57 years. I started going to games when I was nine years old. My oldest brother went to Clemson on a band, ROTC scholarship in the fall of 1964. Our parents kept season tickets for about thirty five or forty years. I have two daughters that graduated from Clemson in May of 2015. Their blood runs orange ?? too. I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death with the Tigers and my blood will run orange to the day I die. Thanks and go Tigers!

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The first game I remember attending was in 1984...

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:43 AM

I've been a big fan since 2015.

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:44 AM

1992 until now.

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pretty close to 50yrs

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:44 AM

go tigers.

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:46 AM

51 years

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:50 AM

Saw my first game in 1960. I havent missed many home games since. As a side note, I’ve never lived closer to Clemson that 180 miles,,,, LOTS of road miles!

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Almost 60 years!!

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:59 PM

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37th season!***

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Since Nineteen Sebenty Too. And it wasn't easy to be a

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:50 AM

Clemson football supporter back then. The product on the field was not very good at the time. Butt, even then, the effort was always there.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:16 PM

I've got you by an inch, 76! I've been loyal since 1968; and, yes, we had some lean years. Still, once a true Tiger always a Tiger!

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Oct 30, 2021, 8:33 AM

Well I beat you by 2. Loyal for 55 years. I arrived as a married student to the prefabs in 1966 and loved the Tigers ever since. Watched games before then but 1966 sealed the deal.

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:50 AM

First attended a game in 1972. Hootie teams pretty lousy. Seriously got into Tiger football in 1977. Pell was swell, for two years anyway. Then Danny really got things rolling.

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I began supporting Clemson University in 1974.

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:52 AM

As of today my years of supporting Clemson University currently totals 47 years. That includes four years of high school in Greenville, my time a student at Clemson and as a Clemson graduate in Civil Engineering. I hope to live another 25 years to finish with at least 72 years of supporting Clemson University.

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41***

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:53 AM



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Oct 29, 2021, 10:54 AM

Started getting season tickets in 1977=45 years

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Oct 29, 2021, 10:56 AM

50

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:01 AM

60, not counting my first six years

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First game watched on TV

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:01 AM

82 Orange Bowl

First game in DV - 95 vs UGAG

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:05 AM

Not sure how you qualify serious and fully supporting? Dad took me as a child to my first game when there was no upper deck. Home side was only 3/4 full. Been a fan ever since.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:11 AM

Serious - not a casual fan; committed
Fully-support - attend games in-person or watch without changing channels except during commercials; don't schedule weddings or other events during the fall season.

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Roughly 13 years for me...

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:07 AM

the majority of those years have obviously been very successful, which I promise is a coincidence

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:09 AM

35 years! Strange I never really thought about people being fans that were not Alumni. It would be interesting to know how many people are fans but didn't go to Clemson. That might be why we hear a lot of people screaming right now because they don't have that connection.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:20 AM

Great post. Clemson is more than a football team for many of us.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:11 PM

I was born in Greenville and have been a fan for over 40 years. I grew up watching games with my dad (when they were televised) but didn't attend a game in person until I was in my 20s.

I had plans to attend Clemson for college but another college (not UoSC) offered a full ride and minimizing debt was a bigger long-term requirement for me. I regret the missed experience but appreciate not having to deal with major loans. That makes me one of those who is a fan but didn't attend CU as a student.

I've had to reevaluate my approach this year because I'm afraid my vitriolic relationship with the officiating crews has rubbed off on my young daughter and I don't want to spoil her childhood. :P

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:26 PM

Most places in SC, you’re either born a Tiger or a Gamec0ck. Pro sports take a backseat to Saturdays. I did not attend Clemson but I’ve watched every play of every game since I was ten years old.

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Oct 31, 2021, 1:24 AM

I did not. Accepted but chose to go to College of Charleston. Beach and could make goos money serving thru school.

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Oct 31, 2021, 2:33 AM

1987 fell in love with the Tiger's as a 11 year old living in Boston.

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Oct 31, 2021, 3:36 AM

I would actually argue that I have seen most of the whiners and trash talkers claim to be Alumni. I would also argue that some fans, such as myself, have been All-In longer than those that happened to get their education at Clemson. I have been a fan all of my life but did not attend Clemson because I went on scholarship elsewhere. I either wasn't talented enough to play for Clemson or didn't have enough exposure (I vote for exposure ??). I actually pulled for Clemson when my school visited DV while I was there. I obviously didn't play football. I see the rationale behind your view though.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:09 AM

62 years

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:16 AM

Since the mid-70’s. Always hated the coots growing up in Columbia lol.

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First game was '81 WFU game... attended '91 to '95, then

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:16 AM

really started following after that...Started buying season tix when we finally had some extra $ and when the seat equity plan allowed to get decent seats in 2008.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:18 AM

Saw my first game in 1977 and it happened to be "The Catch" against South Carolina. Been hooked ever since.


That's 44 years by "old" math.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:12 PM

Jerry Butler. Had a big recording career, as I recall. ;)

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:25 AM

Ever since 1955. I thought after Danny got the axe that I would not see another natty in my lifetime, so i will be forever grateful for all that Dabo has done for our great university.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:53 AM

For me, just 25 years because before I married a Clemson girl who graduated in 1981,and who has a long family history with Clemson( and I do mean long)I pulled for another team. That team, however was a part of my family history then and I make no apologies for it.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:54 AM

61 years

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:56 AM

36

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:56 AM

Always & Forever!

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Let’s hire a awesome DL/Recruiter coach to help us back to the playoffs along with our Great QB competition!
“The only disability is a bad Attitude” Dabo Swinney!!
Let’s Go Tigers!


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Oct 29, 2021, 11:58 AM

It was the 1970's, don't remember the exact year. An Anderson paper, there were 2 at the time, had a picture of a chicken appearing to attack a hurt Tiger in the Sunday paper. As a kid I thought there's no way a chicken can do that to a tiger. So began the hate of chickens and love of Clemson!

Unfortunately, my daughter loves chickens. Both real and those that are squatters in Clemson's other home.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:01 PM

I pour through the record books and pull for Clemson teams I wasn't born for yet...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Clemson_Tigers_football_team

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:01 PM

36 years.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:10 PM

43 years

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30 years this year

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:13 PM

My loyalty to Clemson grew very organically over a period of several years. My family is not native to SC; We moved to Florence (which I'd say is at least 2:1, maybe 3:1 in SCar's favor) in 1979 when I was 5. Neither of my parents were college football fans. I do have a specific memory of watching at least part of the 1981 championship game and rooting for Clemson, but otherwise I was in 4th grade before I became cognizant of the existence of college football in the state. I remember my teacher that year was a Carolina fan. My 6th grade teacher and principal were both huge Carolina fans as well. I still have a poem somewhere that she wrote about "Sir Randall [the principal] and the Knights of Cock-a-lot" in 1984 for the principal's birthday.

Somewhere around 7th grade, I started to lean towards Clemson. This was helped in part by going to the Biology Merit Exam the University held for middle schoolers, and a Science and Engineering summer camp I attended after the 8th grade. That was actually the last time I stepped foot on campus until freshman orientation.

I actually owned and wore, mostly for gym class, a hand-me-down Gamecock shirt from 7th-9th grade (I grew up quite poor; close to 90% of my clothes were hand-me-downs.) As my lean towards Clemson as both team and college choice grew, I eventually got rid of it.

My high school principal was a HUGE Carolina fan (but an otherwise amazing man) and he had a hilarious tradition of good-natured bragging/lamenting during morning intercom announcements about the game in the week leading up to, and the Monday after, the Clemson-Carolina game. My freshman year was 1987 so I remember him being in a really good mood that year, but he wasn't so lucky for the rest of my high school career, lol. (He ended up marrying the librarian, who was a huge Clemson fan.) My favorite history teacher and my favorite math teacher were big Clemson fans as well. Also my HS gym teacher/head football coach was Mike Watts, father of Justin Watts--a serviceable WR for us in the late 90's. (Justin is an Asst HC at App State these days, I just discovered.)

I didn't become a *solid* Clemson fan until I was accepted into the University. But even then I wasn't what I'd consider a rabid football fan. I'd never attended a college game of any sort.

I joined Tiger Band and the 2-3 weeks of practice before the first game are what groomed me to become the fan I am. By the time First Friday rolled around, I was chomping at the bit to see my first game. I was unbelievably excited. The pageantry, the energy, the enthusiasm of First Friday was incredible.

I remember the *exact* moment I became a rabid, die-hard Clemson fan, though. September 7, 1991. Clemson vs. App State. It had to be 95 degrees outside and 120 degrees at field level. I was in a wool band uniform and had just paraded nearly a mile to the stadium. I was hotter than I had ever been in my entire life, and we still had to march pre-game. The veteran band members told me, "don't worry about playing. You're going to be overwhelmed. You have never experienced anything like what you're about to experience. Just worry about remembering where to march so you don't mess up the formations, and you'll be fine." Pre-game went fine--Orange Bowl, Tiger Rag, Washington Post, National Anthem. No problem. A pause for the Pledge and a prayer and some other pageantry.

Then the drum major's whistle blew and as we struck the first note of Orange Bowl, the volume and energy in the stadium swelled noticeably. We marched to form the tunnel for the players. The last note of Orange Bowl echoed off the stands and a split-second silence cut through the stadium. I had hit my spot and turned to the crowd; I hit my first note of Tiger Rag, the cannon fired...and my entire world turned into a delirious, frothing, raging chaos of orange fanaticism and passion and NOISE like nothing I had ever heard before in my life. I could barely hear myself play...I could barely hear myself THINK. The surge of adrenaline almost physically lifted me off the ground. That. Right there. The first note of Tiger Rag...THAT was the exact moment that I became the fan that I am today.

The memory still brings tears to my eyes and a race to my pulse, 30 years later.

I played every note of pre-game and halftime, incidentally. I take great pride in that.

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Since 1976 (45 years)

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:18 PM

That was the last season season of Red Parker. The following year Charley Pell took over and Clemson became a serious football program again.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:20 PM

1974 47 years. The only team I have been a fan of longer is the Braves 51 years.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:24 PM

1989

Got to attend the Gator Bowl with my best friend.

We both started at Clemson the next year.

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Oct 29, 2021, 12:41 PM

73 years since my Dad took me in the dressing room at Fike 1948 when I was 5 years old to meet Bobby Gage. Dad graduated in '49 GI bill World WarII.

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:12 PM

You got me by 10 years. Memories fading so it all runs together but it sure was fun taking them lunge chairs on the hill.

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:07 PM

First traveled to watch the Tigers in the fall of 1966 with our HS football team. Buddy Gore was the premier running back for the Tigers. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and the whole team thoroughly enjoyed the game. Tigers won that one.

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47 years...

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:10 PM

but I also have a massive hawg.

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:13 PM

I won't put a number on it (I hate math) but I was in Kindergarten and pre-1981 championship. Mom was Clemson, Dad was Gamecock fan. Little cute girl in K-5 told me if I wanted to play blocks in her group, I had to be a Clemson fan. I chose and never looked back.

No I didn't marry the cute girl but we're still friends to this day. Oh and her brother went on to play punter for late 80s Clemson teams.

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:14 PM

59 years

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44*

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Oct 29, 2021, 1:16 PM

nm

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57 (only remember 52)***

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:12 PM

Me 28, my dad 57, my two brothers (also graduates) 59, my niece 18.
That's a lot of "All In"

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:18 PM

everyone single season,starting with 1964!have never turned a game off until the clock said 0:00.

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420***

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:25 PM



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420?! What elixir are you consuming?***


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woody dantzler to now

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:28 PM

go tigers!

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:35 PM

Saw the first game in 1959, Nov 21st vs Wake. Won 33 - 31 scoring with less than two minutes left. Wake QB was Norm Snead who had a 16 year NFL career passing for more than 30,000 yards. The next week, watched the Tigers defeat Furman at Sirrine stadium 56 - 3. Missed games during 1967 thru 1970 seasons while in the USAF. Had season tickets from 1975 thru 2007, UR Row F, 22 & 24. IPTAY member from 1975 till today. That seems to add up to a season or two.

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I was at both of those games...

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:45 PM

The Wake game was in doubt until Harry Pavilak intercepted Snead at the end of the game. The Furman game the next week, Furman scored first... Clemson responded with 56 straight!

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:42 PM

During the early to mid 60s and a few years after separating from the USAF, would attend the GHS games at Sirrine, go to a CU game Saturday and then get back to Sirrine if FU was playing that evening. Would take in the FU games if the Tigers were away.

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:58 PM

My Dad and I were in the lobby of Fike the day before the 1959 Wake Forest game looking at the Orange Bowl trophy, when who should walk up behind us but Coach Howard. He wanted to know if I was going to come and play for him at Clemson... I was only 10 at the time... and not big enough 8 years later when I started at Clemson... there wasn't much demand for a 167 lb. offensive guard!

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Attended first game in 1954...

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:43 PM

Been a big fan since 1959. So, I guess that's 62 years.

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Oct 29, 2021, 2:58 PM



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Oct 29, 2021, 3:01 PM

Been going to the games since I was a little kid but didn't really like football then. Actually started to care my freshman year of high school which was 2002. Been a crazy die-hard ever since.

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:08 PM

First game at 6 years old. 1977. I Bleed orange. Give em #### Pell. I had a little flag with that on it at first game.

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since 1968 - my first game was

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:15 PM

at Clemson against the cluckers from Kootlumbia.

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:27 PM

I have not missed a home game at Clemson since the Wake Forest game at home in 1971. I've been to many away games, bowl games, and 2 of the 3 National Championships. I will be there tomorrow 10/30/2021 for the FSU game. Go Tigers !

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:56 PM

Same as you. 35 years.

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Oct 29, 2021, 4:42 PM

1975... Clemson was the only team most of us cheered for in the household. It helped that they were Orange as we came from Syracuse area where comparatively the football was less than stellar and the Tigers were on their upswing in the later 70s.

Attended many events on campus during my HS years as part of AG programs.

Weathered the many ups and downs since then and have no qualms calling issues as I see them.

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Oct 29, 2021, 4:45 PM

Since 1978. Sophomore year in high school. That's when I decided to come to Clemson.

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Oct 29, 2021, 4:47 PM

1978. You do the math.

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Oct 29, 2021, 4:48 PM

41

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Oct 29, 2021, 5:16 PM

Since 54 makes it 65 years

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Oct 29, 2021, 5:20 PM

31 years. 1st game 1990. Continuous season ticket holder since graduating Class of ‘95….even while living out West and NE for temporary transfers I’ve maintained my tickets and loyalty to IPTAY.

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Oct 29, 2021, 5:36 PM

57

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Oct 29, 2021, 5:37 PM

30

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:05 PM

48.

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:12 PM

Since 1966

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:21 PM

We have been Clemson fans since 1970! Loved our Tigers so much we got married in a candlelight ceremony at 8 pm on a Friday night. That caused quiet a commotion because two of the groomsmen were assistant coaches for our high school football team. They had people stand in for them at the game. They got there at halftime and took over!! We spent our wedding night in a house on Lake Hartwell and went to the game the next day. The Tigers put a whoopping on Western Carolina!!! Best day ever! Let’s go Tigers!!

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:24 PM

Matthew’s mom Forgot to say the wedding was September 26 1980

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First game 1970

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:24 PM

so 51

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Oct 29, 2021, 9:56 PM

Yes. 51 years of Tiger pride!

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Oct 29, 2021, 6:35 PM

51 years!!

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:07 PM

Went to Clemson from Minnesota in 1995 and have been a fan ever since. Been a season ticket holder since 2015. Never missed a game when I was in school and managed to make it back a few times a year since I graduated. I am active duty military, so I did miss a bunch of years when I was deployed.

My worst year as a fan record wise was 1998 when we went 3-8, but we did beat USC when Tommy West was carried off the field.

Ironically, Brad Scott was coaching USC in that game and the next year, in 1999 when we beat USC in Columbia, we carried Brad Scott off the field in Williams-Bryce.

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Oct 29, 2021, 11:58 PM

43 yrs since I was a sophomore in HS

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Since Summer of 1976 (45 yrs)

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Oct 30, 2021, 12:14 AM

I was 13. Started giving to IPTAY in 1980.

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Oct 30, 2021, 6:50 AM

53 years...since 1958 when I was 11.

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45 years

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Oct 30, 2021, 6:58 AM

Go Tigers!

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Oct 30, 2021, 7:17 AM

I grew up following Clemson and Furman since my Dad played for both.

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Oct 30, 2021, 8:37 AM

Started going to games in 1950

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Oct 30, 2021, 8:25 AM

44 awesome years! Go Tigers!!!

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Fall of 1973, stepped on campus as a freshman and fell in love


Oct 30, 2021, 8:44 AM

with everything Clemson University. I have been a sports fan through thick and thin since then. I love the integrity and the winning Dabo has brought to the university. Go Tigers!

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In 1989 when my Dad retired to Anderson, SC after being in the military for 21 years.

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It was the first time we had ever lived in an area where college sports ruled. My Mom started working at the Clemson bookstore and it was all over from there. My entire family is All In.

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Oct 30, 2021, 9:22 AM

48 years proud years. My parents took me on my first visit to campus during highschool and I graduated in CU in 1980. Although we live 250+ miles from Clemson I lost count long ago of the number of games we have attended. Have always supported Clemson during the good and bad and will continue to do so. Unlike the fair weather fans some of us know I wear my clemson colors more during year such as this than our championship years. Go Tigers!

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45 years thanks to a brat neighbor


Oct 30, 2021, 9:23 AM

who loved the Gamecocks. So naturally, I had to root for Clemson at bout 6 years old. Later I would be a proud graduate of their engineering program.

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Oct 30, 2021, 9:42 AM

55 years. First game i saw was vs Virginia in the Valley.

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Class of ‘71. Went through “rat season” and glad I did.


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Oct 30, 2021, 9:44 AM

55 years. First game i saw was vs Virginia in the Valley.

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Class of ‘71. Went through “rat season” and glad I did.


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Oct 30, 2021, 9:47 AM

I was born in 1968 and my first words were, “Go Tigers!”

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Iwas brought home from hospital with Clemson diapers,


Oct 30, 2021, 10:03 AM

that was before disposable & before the tiger paw

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Oct 30, 2021, 10:08 AM

My grandpa was a Clemson man in the 1940’s (before he enlisted in WWII) so I came out of my Mom’s womb in 1981 an Orange blooded Clemson fan. Been attending games ever since.

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Oct 30, 2021, 10:14 AM

I first started supporting Clemson in the early '70s--seriously in 1979.

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Oct 30, 2021, 1:15 PM

2022 will be my 50th consecutive year of donations to the Alumni Association. Does that count??

class of '72

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Oct 31, 2021, 1:10 AM

39 years. One of my earliest childhood memories is watching The Tigers play with my dad. Happy have been here for the good times, the bad times, the nail biters, the mess ups and everything in between. I have had my heart broken numerous times, but not as many times as I have been proud to call myself a Clemson Tiger fan!

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Oct 31, 2021, 1:19 AM

Since 80. When I started somewhat paying attention to football. Been here for the good times and the bad. When you are from SC you are introduced at a young age.

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Oct 31, 2021, 1:21 AM

Since 1987. I grew up a UNC fan, but they don't have an engineering school, and there was no way in heck that I was going to NC State.

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Oct 31, 2021, 2:14 AM

My mother was pregnant with me when her and my dad were at the 81 Natty (in 82). Born mid August so I may have been a part of the celebration, who knows ??.

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Oct 31, 2021, 11:15 AM

38 years and counting.

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Oct 31, 2021, 11:21 AM

45 years

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Oct 31, 2021, 11:44 AM

Was born in the 70s and remember the Ford years well. It’s the only team I have ever pulled for.

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Oct 31, 2021, 12:39 PM

Since 1988. Grew up in the ATL so GaTech Basketball was the $hit before college. CU BSIE Graduate (1988-1995), Adj Prof (2020-current) & now a PhD Student (2021-current, what the #### am I thinking?). Being a Clemson Fan is more than Football wins & losses. Don't get me wrong, I like it when we win on the gridiron and the losses make me mad as #### some times. Yesterday in Death Valley, I had a tear in my eye multiple times because I love this place so much. At the end of the night I was a happy old man after having the privilege to see another win in person. The University gave me more than I can ever repay. It turned this lost young punk into a man...

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Oct 31, 2021, 12:52 PM

Attended my first game when I was 5 in 1985. Been a fan since birth. Dad is a Clemson grad

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